Author: Tejus Pradeep

Tejus Pradeep (1 Posts)

Undergraduate Guest Writer

Rutgers University


Tejus Pradeep is a Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Psychology double major at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.




Are Financial Incentives the Answer to Our National Organ Shortage?

For patients struggling to stay alive, organ donation serves as a new lease on life. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 123,358 people waiting for life-saving organ transplantation, yet there are only 13,125 organ donors. While subtle, nominal changes such as changing the U.S. organ donor program from an opt-in to an opt-out program have been proven to increase rates of organ donation, the rising levels of organ demand and stagnating levels of donors indicate that the only way to completely bridge the gap is through tangible and pervasive policy change.

Tejus Pradeep (1 Posts)

Undergraduate Guest Writer

Rutgers University


Tejus Pradeep is a Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Psychology double major at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.